Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Mexico City: home of the Nobel Prize winning poet Octavio Paz and Latin American essayist Carlos Fuentes. For both writers, Mexico City, the largest metropolitan city in the world, becomes a metaphor for all that is right and all that is wrong with contemporary society and culture. Topics: Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, poetry, Mexico, Mexico City, social change, Lannon Foundation
Latino writers, musicians, painters and performers seize the TV screen and remind us to listen to Latino voices to hear our own conscience. With Maria Hinojosa. Topics: Latino, Latina, Latin America, music, art culture, Mexico, Puerto Rico
Rigoberto Menchu, Jean Franco and others look at Mexico and the increasing social divisions. A fusion group, Zazhil, combines Aztec and Maya sounds with new age rock and reggae, as a Holy Week reenactment of the crucifixion provides a graphic metaphor for the suffering indigenous masses. Topics: Rogoberto Menchu, Jean Franco, Ideas, Power, Mexico, Zazhil, Aztec, Maya, New age rock, reggae,...
A lively portrait of Super Barrio Gomez, defender of the poor, organizer of the homeless of Mexico City, who wears a wrestlers mask and a Superman cape, as he visits squatters in the barrio and talks to migrant workers in Southern California. Topic: Super Barrio Gomez, homeless, poverty, Mexico City, migrant workers, Southern California